It is generally acknowledged that the beginning months of teaching can be a formidable and even painful ordeal for many teachers. For this reason, the beginning teacher has been the focus in a number of key studies conducted recently in various countries. The recent Auchmuty Report has recommended that teacher education research should include "Iongitudinal studies of the socialisation of teachers, covering ... the early years of teaching, with particular reference to the acquisition of professional attitudes and values." The present research is consistent with this recommendation because it represents one of the few existing studies of specific pedagogical attitudes among beginning teachers.
Rentoul, A. J.,
& Fraser, B. J.
Changes in Beginning Teachers' Attitudes Towards Individualised Teaching Approaches During the First Year of Teaching.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 6(1).